News 13 Feb 2009

Repsol Blade Hits The Streets

Limited edition Repsol Honda Fireblade introduced for 2009.

Honda press release:

Honda has released the new Fireblade in Repsol colours

Honda has released the new Fireblade in Repsol colours

The world of motorcycling is already well aware of the CBR1000RR Fireblade’s standing in the elite realms of the ultimate sportsbike.

After taking out every major award for 2008, including the International “Bike of the Year”, the Fireblade has built a well-deserved reputation for delivering the full-blooded joy of extreme performance.

The first colour offering for the 2009 Fireblade is a full Honda Repsol racing limited edition livery that proudly shows the bike’s ties to the MotoGP-dominating RC211V and accentuates its race-bred technology and heritage.

It follows up on the hugely popular 2007 limited edition, which celebrated both the strong Repsol Honda partnership, and the exemplary showing of Honda’s MotoGP racing machines during the 2006 Motorcycle Grand Prix season.

The familiar colours are a stunning complement to the Fireblade’s race-ready profile, emphasising the aggressive details of its cowling, chassis and high-performance componentry. The matt black engine is offset by beautiful gold wheels and new bronze brake callipers.

The Fireblade received major revisions last year which constituted another radical leap in performance, and once again stretched the machine’s lead ahead of the competition.

A super-light all-new engine brings immense levels of power accompanied by increased smoothness and refinement of delivery. The result is a machine that drives with sublime smoothness in every situation, and offers crisp throttle response giving the rider precisely the level of acceleration they require at any moment.

The all-new chassis is equally responsible for the Fireblade’s continuing success and ever-growing reputation as the ultimate road-going sports bike. Combining the stiffness required to harness the engine’s formidable power with the compliance needed to gain maximum traction, the frame is a masterpiece of efficient design.

Compact dimensions contribute to the all-important mass centralisation, while also giving the rider the maximum flexibility and movement over the machine to achieve the optimum weight distribution for any given riding conditions.

A visual overhaul has resulted in the Fireblade receiving a stunning new shape reflecting both the machine’s ultra-modern core and the simplicity of the “light is right” concept.

The Repsol CBR1000RR is available from Dealers nationally now with a recommended retail price of $19,990 (including GST, excluding dealer delivery).

Every customer will receive a numbered limited edition 2009 Repsol CBR1000RR “Certificate of Authenticity” as well as a build plate containing the build number (1 of 270).

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